The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

“Svyatoy Gavriil” (“St. Gavriil”)

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“Svyatoy Gavriil” (“St. Gavriil”) – was a Russian single-masted boat, which participated in the First Kamchatka Expedition 1725–1730. Length is 18.3 m, width 6.1 m, and water draft 2.3 m. Built in Nizhnekamchatsk in 1728 under the personal observation of Vitus Bering. The same year under command of Bering, navigated from Nizhnekamchatsk to the strait between Asia and America, reaching 66017′N. In 1730 the boat under the command of I. Shestakov was sent to Udskaya Guba in the Okhotsk Sea for its exploration. In 1732 the boat of the expedition under the command of M. Gvozdev navigated along the coast of Chukotka to the coasts of Alaska. In 1738 “S. G.” suffered a wreck near the coasts of Kamchatka. “S. G.” was dismantled in 1755.

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